Last Revised: February 6, 2023
- THE GIBSON GUITAR DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICY, WHICH REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS;
- THE GIBSON GUITAR PURCHASE TERMS , WHICH APPLY IF YOU MAKE A PURCHASE FROM GIBSON GUITAR.
THE GIBSON GUITAR RENTAL TERMS, WHICH APPLY IF YOU RENT EQUIPMENT FROM GIBSON GUITAR.
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User Content and Posting on the Site
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2. You are solely responsible for the User Content that you Post.
3. By Posting User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, and do grant, to Gibson Guitars a revocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display and distribute such User Content to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing, but only for the purpose of its use on our Site in connection with your Post(s). You also represent and warrant that you have all permissions and licenses necessary to grant such rights to Gibson Guitars, including, by way of example, “right of publicity” and other rights relating to the reproduction of names and/or likenesses of any individuals which appear in such User Content. You may revoke any of the foregoing licenses by deleting the applicable licensed User Content pursuant to the instructions provided on the Site. However, Gibson Guitars may retain copies of such User Content for non-public, non-commercial archival use.
4. Gibson Guitars prohibits Posting User Content that includes, but is not limited to, content that:
a. is patently offensive to the community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group, organization or individual;
b. harasses or advocates harassment of another person, group or organization;
c. involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming;”
d. involves information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
e. promotes or distributes illegal or unauthorized copies of the copyrighted works of others (examples include, without limitation providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, and/or providing pirated music/video or links to pirated music/video files);
f. contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
g. infringes on the rights of privacy or publicity of any individual or misappropriates the name and/or likeness of another;
h. includes material that solicits personal information from anyone, especially from individuals under the age of 18;
i. includes material that is lewd, obscene, contains nudity or depicts sexual activities or contains sexually suggestive content, including photographs;
j. contains any material that depicts, describes or threatens violence;
k. contains words or descriptions that are reasonably considered vulgar, course or crude;
l. provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, using or obtaining illegal drugs, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
m. solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; and/or
n. engages in any unauthorized commercial activities, solicitations and/or sales.
5. You must use the Site in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
6. You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other users of the Site including, but not limited to, through any offer to buy or sell any products or services.
Disclaimer of Warranties
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INSTEAD, THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, Gibson Guitars EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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We do not represent or warrant the accuracy or completeness of any Content (including User Content) posted on the Site. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any users of the Site.
Limitation of Liability
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Your use of the Site is at your own risk. You agree that our sole obligation to you is to provide the Site “as is.” Neither Gibson Guitars nor any of our employees, officers, directors, nor any of our agents or any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site shall be liable to you or any third party for your use of, or the inability to use, the Site or the Content except in cases of (1) gross negligence, recklessness, or an act of knowing or intentional willful misconduct; or (2) a violation of a consumer protection statute in connection with the Site.
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You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.
Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Designated Copyright Agent with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Guitar Center’s Designated Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows: Guitar Center Legal Counsel, 5795 Lindero Canyon Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91362.
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